netLibrary eBorrowing


netLibrary is the most comprehensive collection of online books (eBooks) and resource materials available. Using netLibrary, you can access a wide range of scholarly and reference materials entirely online.

Creating a netLibrary account
You must visit your local library in order to set up a netLibrary account. While in the library, go to netLibrary and click on 'create account' at the top of the screen. Fill out the short form, selecting a username and password. If you have any difficulties please see a staff member for assistance. After setting up your account you may access netLibrary from any computer with Internet access.

Logging In
To check out an eBook, you must first log in using your netLibrary account

  1. Click the Log In button on the main navigation bar.
  2. Enter your user name and password.
  3. Click Log In.

You are now logged in to netLibrary and will have access to all of the eBooks available in your library's collection.

Performing a Quick Search
The search box on the main navigation bar performs a quick search, allowing you to locate an eBook by searching full text, keyword, title, author, or subject.

  1. Select an option from the dropdown list on the main navigation bar, either full text, keyword, title, author, or subject.
  2. Enter the search term. (Note: to do a phrase search, submit your search in quotes-for example, "to be or not to be"
  3. Click GO

netLibrary displays the search results.

Check out an eBook
To check out an eBook you must be logged in to netLibrary. The eBook is automatically checked in when the checkout period expires. At the time you check out the eBook, a status window will display the title of the eBook and the time remaining before the eBook is automatically returned to the library.

  1. Locate the eBook you want to check out.
  2. Click the eBook title to display the eBook Information page
  3. Click the Checkout icon.

netLibrary displays the checkout time with an option to view.


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